Well, the “galaxy far, far away” cat is out of the “galaxy far, far away” bag. Yes, as the headline suggests, the third of the Star Wars Story films will indeed centre on Boba Fett.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Fett will be the next in line for Disney and Lucasfilm’s standalone pictures, with that movie following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the now-in-cinemas Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Not only is this most iconic of Star Wars characters getting his own film though, but James Mangold is the person tasked with bringing this tale to life. Mangold most famously wowed us all with Logan – the swansong for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine – and he’ll be on writing and directing duties here.
When Lucasfilm announced their Star Wars Story direction, it was initially for three movies. Since then, a whole slew of other projects are in some sort of development; such as the Stephen Daldry-helmed feature for Obi-Wan Kenobi and quite possibly a Yoda-driven picture.
As ever, expect more on this Boba Fett effort and any and all Star Wars projects as we get it.